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Hello,

 

I'm new to this forum and the whole eGPU world. I bought a Bizon Box with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 960 2GB. I'm using it for Second Life because it runs really hot on my laptop which is a mbp with intel iris pro. when i launch FireStorm Viewer it logs in ok but runs worse than the macbook pro

 

Here are my specs

 

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3615QM CPU @ 2.30GHz (2300 MHz)
 Memory: 16384 MB
 OS: Mac OS X 10.11.5 Darwin 15.5.0 Darwin Kernel Version 15.5.0: Tue Apr 19 18:36:36 PDT 2016; root:xnu-3248.50.21~8/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
 Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
 Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 OpenGL Engine

 

OpenGL Version: 2.1 NVIDIA-10.11.10 346.03.10f02
 
 libcurl Version: libcurl/7.38.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1i zlib/1.2.8
 J2C Decoder Version: KDU v7.7.1
 Audio Driver Version: FMOD Ex 4.44.61
 Qt Webkit Version: 
 Vivox Version: Vivox 4.6.0017.21209

 

 

I am running a 5400 RPM Sata Drive, but i don't think it would cause it to run like that.

 

i did try it in windows and got better response, but the fact is i use mac for a reason. 

 

any help is much appreciated!!

 

Thank you in advance!

 

Jeff

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Yes i am, and i don't have another monitor hooked up to it directly.

 

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        Device Name:    Mac mini
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        Cable Firmware Version:    1.1.0
        Link Controller Firmware Version:    0.12.3
       
       
      AKiTiO Thunder 2 Box
        Vendor Name:    inXtron
        Device Name:    AKiTiO Thunder 2 Box
        Vendor ID:    0x41
        Device ID:    0x236
        Device Revision:    0x1
        UID:    0x00410236155001A0
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        Firmware Version:    24.1
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        Link Status:    0x2
        Speed:    Up to 10 Gb/s x2
        Current Link Width:    0x1
        Cable Firmware Version:    1.1.0
        Link Controller Firmware Version:    0.14.0
       
      ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 card
        Chipset Model:    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
        Type:    GPU
        Bus:    PCIe
        PCIe Lane Width:    x4
        VRAM (Total):    4095 MB
        Vendor:    NVIDIA (0x10de)
        Device ID:    0x13c2
        Revision ID:    0x00a1
        ROM Revision:    VBIOS 84.04.36.00.6e
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      Kernel_Panic_2016-03-18-120144-Mac-mini.zip


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